Xbox is ready to talk about the future they started today during their Press Conference. Phil Spencer officially introduced their next console in the Xbox family, Project Scarlett.
The reveal trailer laid out the power that the Project Scarlett console would possess and it sounds pretty beefy. By having a custom-designed CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA architecture, the console is said to be four times more powerful than the Xbox One X. The console will also use high bandwidth GDR6 memory to achieve “resolution and framerates we’ve never seen before.”
Speaking of framerates, the video says the console is looking at framerates of 120 frames per second. Also boasted in the video are talks of 8K resolution capability, variable refresh rate, and next-gen ray tracing that is “real-time because its hardware accelerated for the first time ever.”
Another exciting bit from the reveal is the talk of the new generation of SSDs created for Project Scarlett. “We’re actually using the SSD as virtual RAM. We’re seeing more than 40x performance increases over the current generation.” All of this will lead to load times being much, much shorter.
Lastly, it was mentioned that Project Scarlett is backward compatible with games and accessories. “It all comes forward with Scarlett.”
Microsoft also mentioned that Halo Infinite will be a launch title for Project Scarlett when it launches Holiday 2020.